snowdrop

suomi-englanti sanakirja

snowdrop englannista suomeksi

  1. balkaninvuokko

  1. Substantiivi

  2. lumikello

  3. Verbi

snowdrop englanniksi

  1. Any of the 20 species of the genus ''Galanthus'' of the Amaryllidaceae, bulbous flowering plants, bearing a solitary, pendulous, white, bell-shaped flower that appears, depending on species, between autumn and late winter or early spring, all native to temperate Eurasia.

  2. 1722, (w), ''Kensington Garden'', London: Printed for Tonson|Jacob Tonson, in the London|Strand, (w) 270894685; republished in ''The Poems of Garth|Garth, and Tickell'' (The British Poets. Including Translations. In One Hundred Volumes; XXVII), Chiswick, Middlesex: From the press of Whittingham|Charles Whittingham, College House, 1822, (w) 16074759, page 166:

  3. A flower that first in this sweet garden smiled, / To virgins sacred, and the Snow-drop styled.
  4. 1865, (w) Marie Louise de la Ramée, “White Ladies”, in ''Strathmore: A Romance.'' ... ''In Three Volumes'', London: & Hall|Chapman and Hall, 193, (w), (w) 4557613; republished as ''Strathmore: A Romance.'' ... ''In Two Volumes'' (Collection of British Authors; 1169), volume I, Tauchnitz edition, Leipzig: publishers|Bernhard Tauchnitz, 1871, (w) 798495291, page 9:

  5. White Ladies did not mean snowdrops, by their pretty old English name, ghosts in white cere-clothes, or belles in white tarlatan.
  6. (quote-book)|year=2016|isbn=978-1-78023-492-2|passage=It was considered unlucky to decorate a room with cut snowdrops. The name death's flower relates to an old belief that a solitary snowdrop indicates impending death, with suggestions that it was inauspicious to bring snowdrops indoors.

  7. (alt case).

  8. To steal clothing (especially women's underwear) from a clothesline.

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  10. (quote-book)|year=1992|page=50|isbn=978-1-56282-823-3|passage=‘Snowdropping’ is the business of some poor sods who, often from laundry drying on a clothes line, pinch items of ladies’ underwear, take them away and sniff them.

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